May 31 – Jun 3
In 2012, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is making his return to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series after a one-year hiatus. Jeg Jr is driving the all-new JEGS Mopar Dodge Avenger in the Pro Stock class. In his first outing since his return, he drove to a runner-up finish at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals.
After the first eight rounds, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is ranked 13th in the NHRA Full Throttle points standings.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. is a four-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion. He earned season titles in 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2008. As a sportsman driver, Jeg Jr also claimed the NHRA Super Gas championship in 1992.
Jeg Coughlin Jr. is a four-time winner of the Englishtown event. He won the Super Gas title in 1997 and also claimed Pro Stock wins in 1998, 2000 and 2009. In 1998 and 2009 he defeated Mike Edwards in the final round and stopped Greg Anderson in 2000. In addition, Jeg Jr has two runner-up finishes in Pro Stock in 2002 and 2007.
In 12 career appearances at
During his hiatus from Pro Stock racing in 2011, Jeg Jr returned to his roots and spent much of the year racing in various sportsman classes. He enjoyed tremendous success, winning the Super Comp title at the JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals in
At the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event last April in
In 291 career Pro Stock races, Jeg has reached the final round 85 times, recording 52 wins. Including his 16 sportsman victories, Jeg has won a total of 68 times, good for tenth place on NHRA’s all time wins list. During his career, Jeg has appeared in 106 final rounds, 85 as a professional and 21 as a sportsman racer.
In 2010, his most recent season in Pro Stock competition, Jeg Coughlin Jr. won four Pro Stock races in seven final round appearances. He also claimed a win in the Top Dragster class at the
Jeg Jr’s best elapsed time in a Pro Stock car is 6.520-seconds and his best speed is 212.29-mph both recorded at the inaugural Four-Wide Nationals in
Coughlin’s JEGS.com / Mopar Dodge Avenger is powered by Mopar Hemi engines supplied by JNR Racing, the JEGS in-house engine program founded by JEGS,
Jeg Jr is the only driver in the 61-year history of NHRA to win national event titles in six different categories. He has won in Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Top Dragster.
Jeg Jr has qualified in the top half of the field in nine of his 12 appearances in Englishtown including a best of No. 1 in 2000. He has qualified No. 1 17 times in his career.
With 52-career Pro Stock wins, Jeg Jr ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only
Warren Johnson (96), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (73) have more titles.
Troy Coughlin will also be in action in Englishtown as the NHRA Pro Mod series presented by Pro Care Rx makes its fourth stop of the 2012 season.
Team JEGS – By the Numbers
6 National event victories for the Coughlin brothers at
9 Number of classes where the Coughlin family has earned an NHRA national event victory
92 NHRA national event victories for the Coughlin family
477 Career round wins for Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock (against just 224 losses)
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